Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oscar Peterson - Night Train

Verve's edition of the Oscar Peterson Trio date released as Night Train includes stately covers of blues and R&B standards like "The Honeydripper," "C-Jam Blues," "Georgia on My Mind," "Bags' Groove," "Moten Swing," and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen provide tight accompaniment, and there are six previously unavailable tracks recorded the same day, including "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and "Volare," as well as alternate takes of "Happy-Go-Lucky Local" and "Moten Swing." - by John Bush, AMG

Night Train is one of the best jazz piano albums I have yet to hear. Oscar Peterson is spellbinding -- both at breakneck and leisurely speeds -- and the ensemble is tight. Favorites here include Ellington's C-Jam Blues (only two notes!), The Honeydripper, Moten Swing, a definitive Band Call and of course a memorable rendition of the title track. I am a huge fan of Dave Brubeck, but one ride on the Night Train and it's obvious Peterson was something special. If you like exciting jazz piano -- this isn't background music -- Night Train is essential. - by Jon Warshawsky,

Artist: Oscar Peterson Trio
Album: Night Train
Year: 1962
Label: Verve
Runtime: 44:53

1.  C Jam Blues (Barney Bigard/Duke Ellington) 4:50
2.  Night Train (Jimmy Forrest/Oscar Washington/Lewis Simpkins) 3:25
3.  Georgia on My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael/Stuart Gorrell) 3:45
4.  Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson) 5:40
5.  Moten Swing (Bennie Moten) 2:54
6.  Easy Does It (Sy Oliver/Trummy Young) 2:45
7.  Honeydripper (Joe Liggins) 2:24
8.  Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Mercer Ellington/Ted Persons) 4:38
9.  I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Duke Ellington/Paul Francis Webster) 5:08
10.  Band Call (Duke Ellington) 3:54
11.  Hymn to Freedom (Oscar Peterson) 5:30

Oscar Peterson (Piano)
Ray Brown (Double Bass)
Ed Thigpen (Drums)


  1. you're the only site i've come across that doesn't cue-split tracks. Whaddup>>!>!??

    1. Really. Say thanks and move on douche. Blogs are made with peoples free time!!! Someone is a little spoiled in their warm bath water.
      Talking shit when someone is sharing there collection. Stay Anonymously shit talking!

  2. Night Train is one of the best Jazz album - I play it twice a day ... Many thanks! recording artist

  3. The cue file has been corrected. There are new files uploaded, too.



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